Best Classical Music of All Time – Chronological

I found over 15 lists of “best classical music” and combined them into one list.   Here are the results: every piece of music that was on three or more of those lists, organized chronologically. In the majority of cases, the date used is the date that the composer completed the original version of the work.  (Revisions are noted, when appropriate.) In the case of a body of work, I provide the range of dates but use the date of the earliest work for the chronology. Where there is a question about the date, I give the notation “c.” but organize by the earliest estimate. I have also included the number of original source lists that the work is on.

Please note that these are not my personal opinions and I have not listened to all this music!

To see the same list organized by rank, that is, with the pieces that were on the most lists at the top, go here.  To see the same list organized by composer, go here.  To see a list of the best classical composers, with a selection of their best works, go here.

1100-1299

  • Hildegard von Bingen: O Jerusalem aurea civitatis (c. 1140-1175) (on 4 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O Euchari in leta via (c. 1140-1175) (on 4 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O ignis spiritus Paraclitus (c. 1140-1175) (on 4 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O presul vere civitatis (c. 1140-1175) (on 4 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima virga (c. 1140-1175) (on 3 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O vis aeternatis (c. 1140-1175) (on 3 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O quam mirabilis (c. 1140-1175) (on 3 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: Caritas Habundat in Omnia (c. 1140-1175) (on 3 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O frondens virga (c. 1140-1175) (on 3 lists)
  • Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (c. 1151) (on 4 lists)
  • Perotin: Viderunt Omnes (c. 1185-1205) (on 3 lists)

1300-1399 

  • Guillaume de Machaut: Messe de Notre-Dame (c. 1365) (on 4 lists)

1400-1499

  • Guillaume Dufay: Nuper rosarum flores (1436) (on 3 lists)
  • Anonymous: Missa Caput (c. 1440s) (on 3 lists)
  • Guillaume Dufay: Missa “Se la face ay pale” (c. 1452-1458) (on 4 lists)
  • Guillaume Dufay: Messe L’homme arme (c. 1460) (on 3 lists)

1500-1599

  • Josquin des Prez: Missa Pange Lingua (c. 1515) (on 7 lists)
  • Jacob Arcadelt: Madrigals (between 1539 and 1551) (on 3 lists)
  • Orlande de Lassus: Madrigals (between 1550 and 1594) (on 3 lists)
  • Orlande de Lassus: Motets (between 1550 and 1594) (on 3 lists)
  • Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (c. 1560s) (on 4 lists)
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) (c. 1562) (on 6 lists)
  • Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium (c. 1570) (on 4 lists)
  • William Byrd: Mass in 3 parts (1592-1595) (on 3 lists)
  • William Byrd: Mass in 4 parts (1592-1595) (on 3 lists)
  • William Byrd: Mass in 5 parts (1592-1595) (on 3 lists)
  • Carlo Gesualdo: Madrigals (between 1594 and 1611) (on 4 lists)
  • Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzoni for Brass Choirs (between 1597 and 1612) (on 4 lists)
  • John Dowland: Works for Lute (between 1597 and 1612) (on 4 lists)

1600-1699

  • Claudio Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (1607) (on 4 lists)
  • Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) (on 7 lists)
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccatas and Partitas, First Book: Toccata No. 3 (1615) (on 3 lists)
  • Gregorio Allegri: Miserere (c. 1630s) (on 4 lists)
  • Claudio Monteverdi: MadrigalsBook VIII – Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi (Madrigals of Love and War) (1638) (on 4 lists)
  • Claudio Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (1642) (on 4 lists)
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works (between 1668 and 1707) (on 4 lists)
  • Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D (c. 1680-1706) (on 5 lists)
  • Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 1 (1681) (on 3 lists)
  • Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2 (1685) (on 3 lists)
  • Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (1689) (on 6 lists)
  • Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 3 (1689) (on 3 lists)
  • Henry Purcell: Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day/Hail! Bright Cecilia (1692) (on 4 lists)
  • Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 4 (1694) (on 3 lists)
  • Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary (1695) (on 3 lists)

1700-1719

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (attribution in question): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (1707?) (on 7 lists)
  • Arcangelo Corelli: 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (1714) (on 4 lists)
  • Tomaso Albinoni: 12 Concertos for Oboe and Strings, Op. 7 (1715) (on 3 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: The Water Music (1717) (on 11 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (c. 1717-1723) (on 11 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (c. 1717-1723) (on 3 lists)
  • Domenico Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonatas (between 1719 and 1757) (on 7 lists)

1720-1739

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (1720) (on 8 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite in D minor (1720) (on 3 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major “The Harmonious Blacksmith” (1720) (on 3 lists)
  • Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Concerto in D minor (c. 1720-1760) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (1721) (on 14 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (1722) (on 7 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” (1723) (on 5 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 (c. 1723) (on 4 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 (1723) (on 3 lists)
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concertos, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 “The Four Seasons” (1725) (on 13 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (between 1725 and 1739) (on 8 lists)
  • Alessandro Marcello: Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor, Op. 1 (1725) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (1727) (on 9 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1 “Zadok the Priest” (1727) (on 4 lists)
  • Jean-Joseph Mouret: Fanfare-Rondeau, from Suite of Symphonies No. 1 (1729) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 140 “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme” (1731) (on 6 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (Double Concerto), BWV 1043 (1731) (on 5 lists)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Tafelmusik (Musique de Table) (1733) (on 5 lists)
  • Francesco Geminiani: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (1733) (on 3 lists)
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona (1733) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (1734) (on 3 lists)
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes galantes (1735) (on 3 lists)
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (1736) (on 7 lists)
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux (1737) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738) (on 3 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (1739) (on 4 lists)
  • William Boyce: Symphony No. 5 in D major (1739) (on 3 lists)

1740-1759

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080 (c. 1740s) (on 4 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1741) (on 15 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741) (on 12 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (1742) (on 7 lists)
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Piano Sonata in B minor (c. 1742-1787) (on 3 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: Solomon (1748) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (1749) (on 12 lists)
  • George Frideric Handel: The Royal Fireworks Music (1749) (on 9 lists)

1760-1779

  • Christoph Wilibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 (1765) (on 3 lists)
  • Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in Bb major (c. 1767-1773) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (1774) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 “The Turkish” (1775) (on 4 lists)
  • Luigi Boccherini: String Quintets in E, Op. 11, Nos. 1-6 (1775) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 (1775) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb major, K. 271 (1777) (on 4 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 311 (1778) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in Eb major, K. 364 (1779) (on 6 lists)

1780-1789

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade #10 in Bb major “Gran Partita”, K. 361 (1781) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner” (1782) (on 6 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331/300i (1783) (on 5 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz” (1783) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 (1783) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Michael Haydn: Symphony No. 37 in G major, K. 444 (1783) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 (1784) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 (1785) (on 10 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (1785) (on 10 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance” (1785) (on 4 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492 (1786) (on 9 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (1786) (on 8 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague” (1786) (on 7 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491 (1786) (on 6 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 (1786) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (1787) (on 10 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (1787) (on 8 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516 (1787) (on 5 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major (1787) (on 4 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No 3 in C major, K. 515 (1787) (on 3 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major “Jupiter”, K. 551 (1788) (on 12 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor (1788) (on 11 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in Eb major, K. 543 (1788) (on 7 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 “Stadler” (1789) (on 5 lists)

1790-1799

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (1790) (on 4 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (1791) (on 10 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 (1791) (on 9 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D major (1791) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major “Surprise” (1791) (on 9 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor (1791) (on 5 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D major (1791) (on 6 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb major, K. 595 (1791) (on 4 lists)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (1792) (on 13 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 97 in C major (1792) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in Bb major (1792) (on 5 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in Eb major (1793) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G major “Military” (1793 or 1794) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major (1793 or 1794) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in Bb major (1794) (on 5 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in Eb major “Drum Roll” (1795) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major “London” (1795) (on 9 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 19 (1795) (on 5 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major “Gypsy” (1795) (on 3 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in Eb major (1796) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 1 (1796 or 1797) (on 6 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2 “Fifths” (1796 or 1797) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3 “Emperor” (1796 or 1797) (on 9 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4 (1796 or 1797) (on 6 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 5 (1796 or 1797) (on 6 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 6 (1796 or 1797) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (1797) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique” (1798) (on 7 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation) (1798) (on 6 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) (1798) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 (1798) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12 (1798) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 12 (1798) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4 (1799) (on 4 lists)
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 66 in G major, Op. 77, No. 1 (1799) (on 3 lists)

1800-1809

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (1800) (on 7 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major (1800) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in Bb major, Op. 18/6 (1800) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor “Moonlight” (1801) (on 11 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 (1801) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring” (1801) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major (1802) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” (1803) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major (Triple Concerto), Op. 56 (1803) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 (1803) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 (1803) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 (1803) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in Eb major “Eroica” (1804) (on 10 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major “Waldstein” (1804) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (1805) (on 7 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio (1805; revised 1806 and 1814) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1806) (on 10 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (1806) (on 9 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 “Razumovsky” (1806) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 “Razumovsky” (1806) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 “Razumovsky” (1806) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in Bb major (1806) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor (1808) (on 14 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” (1808) (on 9 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 (1808) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in Eb major, Op. 74 “Harp” (1809) (on 5 lists)

1810-1819

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 73 “Emperor” (1810) (on 9 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso” (1810) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux” (1810) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (1810) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor “Für Elise” (c. 1810) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in Bb major, Op. 97 “Archduke” (1811) (on 6 lists)
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73 (1811) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major (1812) (on 11 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 (1812) (on 6 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 (1812) (on 4 lists)
  • Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) (1816) (on 10 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb major, D. 485 (1816) (on 4 lists)
  • Niccolò Paganini: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 (1817) (on 5 lists)
  • Niccolò Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 (1818) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major “The Trout” (1819) (on 9 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in Bb major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” (1819) (on 7 lists)
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 (1819, orchestration by Hector Berlioz, 1841) (on 3 lists)

1820-1829

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 (1820) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in Ab major, Op. 110 (1821) (on 4 lists)
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz Overture (1821) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished” (1822) (on 11 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 (1822) (on 6 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 “Wanderer” (1822) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op. 123 (1823) (on 7 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (1823) (on 5 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 (1823) (on 3 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor “Choral” (1824) (on 14 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in Eb major, Op. 127 (1824) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor “Rosamunde”, Op. 29 (1824) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden” (1824) (on 6 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in Eb major, Op. 20 (1825) (on 8 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in Bb major, Op. 130 (1825) (on 7 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132 (1825) (on 6 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Ellens Gesang III, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6 (1825) (on 4 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 131 (1826) (on 11 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op. 133 (1826) (on 7 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture, Op. 21 (1826) (on 10 lists)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 (1826) (on 4 lists)
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon Overture (1826) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in G major “Fantasie”, D. 894 (1826) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Winterreise (1827) (on 7 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 (1827) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: 4 Impromptus for Piano, D. 899 (1827) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: 4 Impromptus for Piano, D. 935 (1827) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956 (1828) (on 9 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major “The Great” (1828) (on 7 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959 (1828) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in Bb major, D. 960 (1828) (on 10 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb major, D. 898 (1828) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957 (1828) (on 3 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (1829) (on 12 lists)
  • Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture (1829) (on 7 lists)

1830-1839

  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (1830) (on 6 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (1830) (on 4 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 1 (1830) (on 3 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1831) (on 4 lists)
  • Vincenzo Bellini: Norma (1831) (on 4 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10 (1832) (on 8 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 15 (1832) (on 6 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” (1833) (on 9 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Harold en Italie (Harold in Italy), Op. 16 (1834) (on 4 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. posth. 66 (1834) (on 4 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 2 (1834) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Symphonic Studies (Études symphoniques), Op. 13 (1834) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 (1835) (on 7 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 27 (1835) (on 6 lists)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) (on 4 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor (1836) (on 6 lists)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots (1836) (on 4 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17 (1836, revised 1839) (on 4 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), Op. 5 (1837) (on 6 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 3 (1837) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16 (1838) (on 4 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: 4 Mazurkas, Op. 33 (1838) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15 (1838) (on 3 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28 (1839) (on 8 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 35 (1839) (on 7 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 (1839) (on 4 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 (1839) (on 3 lists)

1840-1849

  • Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (1840) (on 5 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in Ab major, Op. 47 (1841) (on 4 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 4 (1841) (on 3 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7 (1841) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (1841, revised, 1851) (on 3 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Incidental Music, Op. 61 (1842) (on 10 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in Ab major, Op. 53 “Heroic” (1842) (on 6 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44 (1842) (on 6 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish” (1842) (on 4 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 (1842, revised 1843) (on 4 lists)
  • Mikhail Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla (1842) (on 3 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Impromptu No. 3 in Gb major, Op. 51 (1842) (on 3 lists)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale (1843) (on 4 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) (1843) (on 4 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (1844) (on 8 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 (1844) (on 7 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 5 (1844) (on 3 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Le corsaire Overture, Op. 21 (1844) (on 3 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1845) (on 9 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) (on 7 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 6 (1845) (on 3 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 7 (1845) (on 3 lists)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 8 (1845) (on 3 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (1846) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (1847) (on 5 lists)
  • Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in Db major, Op. 64, No. 1 (1847) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 (1847) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) (c. 1848-1854) (on 5 lists)
  • Johann Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228 (1848) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb major (1849) (on 4 lists)

1850-1859

  • Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (1850) (on 7 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 97 “Rhenish” (1850) (on 4 lists)
  • Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (1850) (on 3 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1851) (on 8 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études (1852) (on 3 lists)
  • Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor (1853) (on 8 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore (1853) (on 8 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata (1853) (on 8 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – 1. Das Rheingold (1854) (on 11 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – 2. Die Walküre (1856) (on 11 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 (1858) (on 5 lists)
  • Jacques Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) (1858) (on 4 lists)
  • Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens, Op. 29 (1858) (on 3 lists)
  • Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (1858) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1859) (on 7 lists)
  • Charles Gounod: Faust (1859) (on 5 lists)

1860-1869

  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28 (1863) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (1864) (on 6 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 (1865) (on 4 lists)
  • Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (The Blue Danube) (1866) (on 8 lists)
  • Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 (1866, revised 1867) (on 8 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1866) (on 5 lists)
  • Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture (1866) (on 4 lists)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (1867; orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov, 1886) (on 9 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (1867) (on 6 lists)
  • Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (1868) (on 11 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45 (1868) (on 9 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868) (on 6 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Wiegenlied “Lullaby”, Op. 49, No. 4 (1868) (on 3 lists)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (1868) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1869) (on 3 lists)

1870-1879

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (1st version: 1870; 2nd version: 1872; 3rd version: 1880) (on 6 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 (1870) (on 3 lists)
  • Leo Delibes: Coppélia (1870) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – 3. Siegfried (1871) (on 11 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Aida (1871) (on 7 lists)
  • Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 (1872) (on 3 lists)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1873) (on 5 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1873, revised 1877 and 1891) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a (1873) (on 3 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1874) (on 12 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – 4. Götterdämmerung (1874) (on 11 lists)
  • Georges Bizet: Carmen (1874) (on 10 lists)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (1874; orchestration by Ravel, 1922) (on 9 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 1. Vyšehrad (1874) (on 8 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 2. Die Moldau (1874) (on 8 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb major (1874; revised through 1888) (on 7 lists)
  • Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (1874) (on 5 lists)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (1874) (on 4 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor, Op. 23 (1875; revised 1879 and 1888) (on 10 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 3. Šárka (1875) (on 8 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 4. Z českých luhů a hájů (1875) (on 8 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 (1875) (on 3 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy: Swan Lake (1876) (on 10 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (1876) (on 8 lists)
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1876) (on 6 lists)
  • Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor (1876) (on 4 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in Bb major (1876) (on 4 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life” (1876) (on 3 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave, Op. 31 (1876) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (1877) (on 8 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 (1878) (on 9 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (1878) (on 9 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 (1878) (on 8 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 5. Tábor (1878) (on 8 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (1878) (on 5 lists)
  • Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20 (1878) (on 3 lists)
  • Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast – 6. Blaník (1879) (on 8 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 (1879) (on 6 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 (1879) (on 4 lists)
  • Georges Bizet (arr. by Ernest Guiraud): L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 (1879) (on 4 lists)

1880-1889

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 (1880) (on 6 lists)
  • Jacques Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1880) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (1880) (on 4 lists)
  • Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (1880) (on 4 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 (1880) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81 (1880) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 83 (1881) (on 7 lists)
  • Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major “Nocturne” (1881) (on 5 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major (1881) (on 4 lists)
  • Léo Delibes: Lakmé (1882) (on 5 lists)
  • Richard Wagner: Parsifal (1882) (on 5 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in G major (1882) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in F major, Op. 88 (1882) (on 3 lists)
  • Émile Waldteufel: The Skater’s Waltz, Op. 183 (1882) (on 3 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 (1882) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major (1883) (on 10 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (1883, revised 1885) (on 9 lists)
  • Emmanuel Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra (1883) (on 3 lists)
  • Jules Massenet: Manon (1884) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 (1885) (on 9 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 (1885) (on 4 lists)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ” (1886) (on 9 lists)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (1886) (on 9 lists)
  • César Franck: Violin Sonata in A major (1886) (on 7 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99 (1886) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 (1886) (on 4 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Series II, Op. 72 (1886) (on 3 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (version 1: 1887; version 2: 1890) (on 7 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Otello (1887) (on 5 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 (1887) (on 4 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (1887) (on 3 lists)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 (1887) (on 3 lists)
  • Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (1888) (on 12 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (1888) (on 10 lists)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1888) (on 10 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major (1888) (on 6 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 (1888) (on 6 lists)
  • Hugo Wolf: Lieder (between 1888 and 1897) (on 5 lists)
  • César Franck: Symphony in D minor (1888) (on 4 lists)
  • Erik Satie: Gymnopédies (1888) (on 3 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 (1889) (on 7 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (1889) (on 6 lists)
  • Isaac Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 (1889) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24 (1889) (on 3 lists)

1890-1899

  • Gabriel Fauré: Requiem (1890) (on 8 lists)
  • Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (1890) (on 7 lists)
  • Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1890) (on 5 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Suite bergamasque (1890, revised 1905) (on 5 lists)
  • Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55 (1891) (on 11 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 (1891) (on 8 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (1891) (on 4 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy: The Nutcracker (1892) (on 12 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (1892) (on 5 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Seven Fantasias for Piano, Op. 116 (1892) (on 4 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op. 117 (1892) (on 4 lists)
  • Ruggiero Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (1892) (on 4 lists)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique” (1893) (on 14 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World” (1893) (on 13 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: String Quartet (1893) (on 7 lists)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (1893) (on 6 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (1893) (on 5 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118 (1893) (on 3 lists)
  • Johannes Brahms: Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119 (1893) (on 3 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894) (on 9 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (1894) (on 7 lists)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (1895) (on 9 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (1895) (on 9 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (1896) (on 11 lists)
  • Giacomo Puccini: La bohème (1896) (on 7 lists)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1896) (on 7 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1896) (on 5 lists)
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1897) (on 5 lists)
  • Erik Satie: Six Gnossiennes (1897) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Don Quixote (1897) (on 3 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (1898) (on 6 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 (1898) (on 4 lists)
  • Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 (1898) (on 3 lists)
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (1899) (on 9 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme For Orchestra, Op. 36 “Enigma Variations” (1899) (on 7 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (1899) (on 7 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26 (1899, revised 1900) (on 7 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) (on 4 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37 (1899) (on 3 lists)

1900-1909

  • Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (1900) (on 6 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (1901) (on 9 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1901) (on 6 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 (1901) (on 6 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor, Op. 39 (1901) (on 6 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C# minor (1902) (on 9 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 (1902) (on 7 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (1902) (on 5 lists)
  • Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa (1902) (on 3 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (1903) (on 6 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ten Preludes, Op. 23 (1903) (on 5 lists)
  • Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1904) (on 7 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (1904) (on 7 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor, Op. 39 (1904) (on 6 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor (1904) (on 4 lists)
  • Ferruccio Busoni: Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (1904) (on 3 lists)
  • Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3: The Camp Meeting (1904, revised 1911) (on 3 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: La Mer (1905) (on 9 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (1905) (on 4 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Salome (1905) (on 4 lists)
  • Franz Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (1905) (on 4 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Images, Set 1 (1905) (on 3 lists)
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9 (1906) (on 3 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39 (1907) (on 6 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in Eb major (1907) (on 4 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 (1907) (on 4 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Images, Set 2 (1907) (on 3 lists)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 (1907) (on 3 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (1908) (on 5 lists)
  • Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair (1908) (on 4 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) (on 4 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner (1908) (on 3 lists)
  • Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1909) (on 7 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 (1909) (on 7 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 1 (1909) (on 6 lists)
  • Isaac Albéniz: Iberia (1909) (on 4 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Electra (1909) (on 4 lists)

1910-1919

  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major (1910) (on 9 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird (1910) (on 8 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 1 (1910) (on 7 lists)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910; revised 1913 and 1919) (on 7 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32 (1910) (on 5 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (piano version 1910; ballet 1912) (on 4 lists)
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (1910) (on 3 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 (1910) (on 3 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911; revised 1947) (on 8 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 (1911) (on 6 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63 (1911) (on 4 lists)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 “White Mass” (1911) (on 4 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (1912) (on 7 lists)
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912) (on 5 lists)
  • Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (1912) (on 3 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Op. 51 (1912) (on 3 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (1913) (on 13 lists)
  • Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2 (1913) (on 6 lists)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass” (1913) (on 4 lists)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2 in G major) (1913; reconstructed 1915; revised 1918, 1919-1920 and 1933) (on 4 lists)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70 (1913) (on 4 lists)
  • Charles Ives: Three Places in New England (1914, revised through 1929) (on 7 lists)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (for piano, 1914; for orchestra, 1920) (on 3 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 82 (1915, revised 1916 and 1919) (on 5 lists)
  • Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1915) (on 4 lists)
  • Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (1915; revised 1916 and 1925) (on 4 lists)
  • Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord” (1915) (on 3 lists)
  • Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (1916) (on 9 lists)
  • Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome (1916) (on 5 lists)
  • Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”, Op. 29 (1916) (on 3 lists)
  • Ernest Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra (1916) (on 3 lists)
  • Karol Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1916) (on 3 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2 (1917) (on 6 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical” (1917) (on 6 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 (1917) (on 4 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (1918) (on 3 lists)
  • Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (1919) (on 8 lists)
  • Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) (1919) (on 5 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Suite from Histoire du soldat (1919) (on 3 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Op. 68a (1919) (on 3 lists)

1920-1929

  • Maurice Ravel: La Valse for Orchestra (1920) (on 4 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella (1920) (on 3 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (1921) (on 7 lists)
  • Alban Berg: Wozzeck (1922) (on 6 lists)
  • Darius Milhaud: La Création du Monde, Op. 81a (1923) (on 4 lists)
  • Leoš Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923) (on 4 lists)
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924) (on 12 lists)
  • Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (1924) (on 6 lists)
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 (1924) (on 4 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 (1925) (on 4 lists)
  • George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major (1925) (on 4 lists)
  • Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta (1926) (on 6 lists)
  • Alban Berg: Lyric Suite for String Quartet (1926) (on 5 lists)
  • Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass (1926) (on 5 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 (1926) (on 3 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4 (1927) (on 10 lists)
  • Giacomo Puccini: Turandot (1926) (on 7 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 3 (1927) (on 7 lists)
  • Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite (1927) (on 4 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Boléro (1928) (on 9 lists)
  • George Gershwin: An American in Paris (1928) (on 7 lists)
  • Leoš Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” (1928) (on 5 lists)
  • Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) (1928) (on 4 lists)
  • Anton Webern: Symphony for Chamber Ensemble, Op. 21 (1928) (on 3 lists)

1930-1939

  • Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C major, Op. 39 (1930) (on 6 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in D Major (for the left hand) (1930) (on 5 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (1930, revised 1948) (on 4 lists)
  • Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 42 (1930) (on 3 lists)
  • Francis Poulenc: Songs (between 1930 and 1949) (on 3 lists)
  • Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (1931) (on 6 lists)
  • William Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast (1931) (on 5 lists)
  • Edgard Varèse: Ionisation (1931) (on 3 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60 (1933) (on 4 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35 (1933) (on 3 lists)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43 (1934) (on 9 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 5 (1934) (on 7 lists)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ (1934) (on 5 lists)
  • Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony (1934) (on 5 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (1935; revised 1940) (on 8 lists)
  • Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (1935) (on 6 lists)
  • George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (1935) (on 4 lists)
  • William Walton: Symphony No. 1 in Bb minor (1935) (on 4 lists)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1935) (on 3 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (1935) (on 3 lists)
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1936) (on 9 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (1936) (on 9 lists)
  • Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings (1936) (on 9 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936) (on 6 lists)
  • Aaron Copland: El Salón México (1936) (on 3 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (1937) (on 8 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor (1938) (on 6 lists)
  • Anton Webern: String Quartet (1938) (on 4 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 6 (1939) (on 6 lists)
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (1939) (on 6 lists)
  • Zoltán Kodály: Variations on a Hungarian folk song “Peacock Variations” (1939) (on 3 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 (1939) (on 3 lists)
  • Karl Hartmann: Concerto Funebre (1939, revised 1959) (on 3 lists)

1940-1949

  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in C (1940) (on 4 lists)
  • Dmitry Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op. 26 (1940) (on 3 lists)
  • Oliver Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) (1941) (on 4 lists)
  • Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time (1941) (on 4 lists)
  • Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (1942) (on 7 lists)
  • Aaron Copland: Rodeo (1942) (on 6 lists)
  • Aram Khachaturian: Gayane (1942) (on 6 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in Bb major, Op. 83 “Stalingrad” (1942) (on 5 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (1943) (on 9 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 (1943) (on 5 lists)
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (1944) (on 9 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in Bb major, Op. 100 (1944) (on 5 lists)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 in Bb major, Op. 84 (1944) (on 3 lists)
  • Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus (1944) (on 3 lists)
  • Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (1945) (on 5 lists)
  • Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major (1945) (on 4 lists)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (1945) (on 4 lists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (1945) (on 3 lists)
  • Benjamin Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 (1946) (on 5 lists)
  • Aaron Copland: Symphony No. 3 (1946) (on 4 lists)
  • Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9 (1947) (on 3 lists)
  • Milton Babbitt: Three Compositions for Piano (1947) (on 3 lists)
  • John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1948) (on 4 lists)
  • Oliver Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie (1948, revised 1990) (on 4 lists)
  • Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs (1948) (on 4 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (1948) (on 3 lists)
  • Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1948) (on 3 lists)

1950-1959

  • Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 5 in D “Di tre re” (1950) (on 3 lists)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto (1951) (on 3 lists)
  • Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 1 (1951) (on 3 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 (1953) (on 5 lists)
  • Bohuslav Martinů: Symphony No. 6 “Fantaisies symphoniques” (1953) (on 3 lists)
  • Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra (1954) (on 3 lists)
  • Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2 “Mysterious Mountain” (1955) (on 3 lists)
  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story (1957) (on 5 lists)
  • Remo Giazotto (attrib. to Tomaso Albinoni): Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ (1958) (on 6 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb major, Op. 107 (1959) (on 3 lists)
  • Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 2 (1959) (on 3 lists)

1960-1969

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960) (on 6 lists)
  • György Ligeti: Atmosphères (1961) (on 5 lists)
  • Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66 (1962) (on 7 lists)
  • Terry Riley: In C (1964) (on 3 lists)
  • Roger Sessions: Symphony No. 7 (1967) (on 3 lists)
  • Toru Takemitsu: November Steps (1967) (on 3 lists)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (1968) (on 3 lists)
  • Luciano Berio: Sinfonia (1969) (on 3 lists)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135 (1969) (on 3 lists)

1970-Present

  • George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children (1970) (on 4 lists)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mantra (1970) (on 3 lists)
  • Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 3 (1971) (on 3 lists)
  • Pierre Boulez: Rituel in Memoriam Bruno Maderna (1975) (on 4 lists)
  • Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 (1976) (on 3 lists)
  • Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (1976) (on 3 lists)
  • Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach (1976) (on 3 lists)
  • Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa (1977) (on 4 lists)
  • Arvo Pärt: Fratres (1977) (on 3 lists)
  • George Crumb: Makrokosmos (1979) (on 3 lists)
  • Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (1983) (on 3 lists)
  • György Ligeti: Etudes for Piano, Book 1 (1985) (on 3 lists)
  • Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 4 (1986) (on 3 lists)
  • György Ligeti: Etudes for Piano, Book 2 (1994) (on 3 lists)